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Issue 03, AUGUST 2015

Steel shell sanctuary: Bartosz Baginski demonstrates the SanctuaryZone

IN THE ZONE Steel frame is the height of safety THEY ARE a familiar sight on the railway network and great when working at height. Yet mobile elevating work platforms – better known as cherry pickers – can be killers. Between 2003 and 2009, six workers were killed while using them. Some of these deaths were caused by operators being crushed between

the cherry picker and the structure being worked on. Now, to make them safer, a new piece of kit called ‘SanctuaryZone’ is being used. It is being employed at Effingham Junction maintenance depot where workers are replacing the roof. Continued on page 4 >>

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First Person John Dowsett, Managing Director at Osborne for Infrastructure

MY primary focus is to ensure that everyone goes home safe from our projects every day. I am as committed to this as I am to ensuring the safety of my family and relentlessly strive to deliver projects with an exceptional safety culture. I firmly be-

lieve that if we all work together in Southern, we can achieve an exceptional safety culture. The Shield, which will now be a bimonthly read, helps us share our safety stories. We need to set our standards exceptionally high, be consistent and unwavering across ALL our teams, and constantly demonstrate the safety leadership required to achieve our goal. Within Osborne our STOPThink! Cultural development programme under-

pins the creation of this environment and helps us all to understand why people think and act in the way they do. It is focused on helping our people make better choices; thinking differently, making better decisions, changing lives. Working together with our customers and supply chain will help us embed a culture that we all need to move towards. We need to fully embed this learning into our everyday safety decision making.

Simon puts safety first in baby rescue WHEN a toddler’s buggy became trapped on a level crossing, it was a quick-thinking and safety-conscious Southern Region colleague who came to the rescue. BCM Construction’s Simon Gregory was off duty and driving home from an appointment when he noticed a couple struggling to free their child’s pushchair from the crossing near Emsworth, Hampshire, after its wheels became caught on a cat-

tle grid. Site manager Simon recalled: “I could see they looked very distressed and needed help. I parked up and then went to the crossing, all the time making sure there was no train approaching.” Simon told the couple to concentrate on getting the baby out of the buggy and then to move to a safe place. “They had clearly panicked a bit and weren’t thinking straight.

Of course, the buggy was still stuck on the line, so I checked again for any signs of a train before pulling it clear. “I’m used to working on track so I know the dangers but also what to look out for. Luckily the sight lines were very good and I could see some distance.” Simon’s efforts earned praise from the couple who later contacted BCM to offer their thanks for his actions. READY TO GO: Mike Popham

I could see they looked very distressed and needed help

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TOP TEN TIPS: PREPARING TO WORK AT HEIGHT Mike Popham, Work at Height (WAH) Supervisor at de-vegetation contractors, Railscape, gives a masterclass on how to prepare for a safe project

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WELL – Consult with and brief everyone in1 PLAN volved in the operation. TRAINING – This must be an ongoing process 2 from toolbox talks to formal extra training. People should not shy away from filling gaps in their knowledge.

RESCUE PROVISION – Always think ‘what if that 3 worker needed rescuing now?’ Speed may be crucial so know where all the right equipment is, how quick-

ly the casualty can be reached and whether additional rescue lines should be pre-installed.

THE HARBOUR THEY COME A TECHNICALLY challenging project involving almost £2million worth of scaffolding over tidal waters is strengthening one of the network’s most iconic stations. Portsmouth Harbour station sits on a pier, supported above tidal waters by a 19-span viaduct, with four platforms and four tracks. A comprehensive scaffolding structure has been erected over the water to provide safe access to the underside of the 250m long station, via a disused track. Martin Parsons, Project Manager for Osborne, said one of the most challenging aspects is working shift patterns around tidal flows. He said: “As the tide comes in, much of the

equipment has to be dismantled and moved out of the way. It then has to be reassembled and dismantled again according to the tide. Because of the tides we have to be careful with fatigue management and shift patterns.” Ultra-high pressure jetting, running at 36,000 pounds per square inch has been used to remove scaling, old paint and rust. “The guys doing the jetting wear Kevlar suits and we set up exclusion zones as there is enough pressure there to cause someone serious injury,” explained Martin. “The machines are also very noisy so we put up acoustic blankets to alleviate that and we take noise readings constantly to ensure we are below the mandatory requirement for hearing protection.”

BRIEFING – Every day and every job is different 4 so briefings must highlight/stress key or new factors. Ensure everyone is briefed. INSPECTIONS, EXAMINATIONS AND LOGS – 5 Daily checks, written logs and regular examinations ensure all equipment remains fit for purpose. Thorough examination is a key requirement under Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and is best carried out by someone external.

STAYING CURRENT – Everyone involved should 6 be up to date and aware of developing safety concerns. The field is constantly evolving and improving. STAYING PRACTISED – When was the last time 7If it happens, you practised a rescue, especially a complex one? it needs to be fast, safe and efficient – so teams need to stay practised.

SELECTING EQUIPMENT – Often understated, 8 selecting equipment that is not only fit for purpose but ensures maximum efficiency is key. Compatibility of components is a major consideration.

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BEE CAREFUL LAST YEAR an operative working for Costain cut through a hidden wasps nest and was hospitalised after being stung 56 times on his face and neck. Bee and wasp stings can be a real issue for contractors working outside, particularly de-

vegetation contractors. So, extra care was taken when a bees’ nest was discovered near Kidbrooke station in south east London. The nest’s depth meant digging it up would kill the bees, so it was agreed to leave it until August when, it was advised, the bees are likely to leave.

KEEP IT WORKABLE – All too often, those in plan9 ning operations lose touch with what it’s like to be at the sharp end, so job swaps are great and listening to staff feedback is even better.

BE HOLISTIC – Introducing a new risk control 10 measure may reduce one risk but create a bigger one. Make sure you work closely with others – in specialist WAH disciplines, we are often concerned with our own little niche.

What do you think? Get in touch – shield@networkrail.co.uk


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WILLING AND C-ABLE

Cable tidy: safe and speedy work in kent

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I LEARNED…

SIGN LANGUAGE A MAJOR cause of accidents is workers being in the wrong place at the wrong time. So, at Ifield station, West Sussex, where platform repairs are being carried out, prominent signage was used to make it clear where exclusion zones started and finished. Road-Rail Vehicles (RRVs) were used to bring heavy equipment to the site. Gareth White, Operations Manager for BAM Nuttall, said: “We recognised that when RRVs are working between platforms, there is the risk of entrapment and, therefore, by installing these signs at either end of the RRV working area, it warns people at track level of the potential danger and not to enter. It is easy and cheap but also very effective.” Signs, based on Network Rail’s key Lifesaving Rules, were created and used to establish mobile exclusion zones to stop people entering dangerous areas. The signs replicated ones used in briefings so that workers would be familiar with them. “It’s a way to make people recall the safety signs more effectively,” said Gareth. “We believe that if you highlight a risk with a sign at briefing and then workers see the sign on site they’ll make the connection.”

“I’VE WORKED in the industry for about 15 years having spent the last eight years on the railway. During this time I have learned a lot – I learn something new every day – and I am continually thinking about what I have learned today and what I will learn tomorrow. “Communication is a key to ensuring safety and this is something I have definitely taken on board having experienced many breakdowns in communication. “There is a well-known apocryphal tale from World War I of a message being sent back up the command chain through several ranks. Starting as: ‘send reinforcements, were going to advance’, the message ended up, ridiculously, as: ‘send three and four pence, we’re going to a dance’. “Over the past few years I have learned to make sure that everyone on site, or involved with a project, is 100 per cent sure of their instructions and is communicating at every stage of the activity they are undertaking. “Regular communication between the site team is incredibly important to ensure everyone’s safety.”

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THE INSTALLATION of high voltage (HV) feeder cable from a moving train is a task that requires great skill, co-ordination and excellent planning. From loading the feeder drums correctly to individual positioning, it is an operation where teamwork and good communication are essential to ensure a safe job. The latest work, carried out in Swanscombe, Kent, by BCM Construction, involved the installation of new cables to replace old ones. Project Manager Daniel O’Dowd said: “Everyone working on or around the cable train must have the appropriate training. The key to a safe operation is good planning, excellent communication, as well as great teamwork.” Other safety steps included construction manager Rolan Brickell walking the route prior to the possession and drawing up of a comprehensive ‘pulling plan’ based on possession limits and the logistics of the feeder route. Once the operation starts, each train module has two fully-trained operatives and one supervisor on board, and two operatives on the ground. The train supervisor, Peter Quinn, has overall authority, communicating with two-way radios to the module supervisors and the train driver. Peter is key to keeping everything running smoothly. The latest operation, involving a 27hour possession, was completed in 10 hours because of the efficiency of the team involved. The operation followed the principles of BCM’s Watch my Back scheme – behavioural safety training based around Network Rail’s Lifesaving Rules.

Colleagues remember Josh TRIBUTES have been paid to Josh Robinson, a talented young engineer for Costain, who died in a car accident in Austria in July, aged 22. Josh started his career as a 17-year-old trainee Site Engineer with VolkerFitzpatrick at Ilford Depot and then as a Setting Out Engineer at Acton Crossrail Site, becoming an important team member. He self-funded his ONC HNC certification through the Open University and moved to Dyer & Butler as Site Agent on the Kent CP4 works. After starting his own construction company, Josh returned to VolkerFitzpatrick as a freelance Permanent Way Engineer at Daventry International Rail Depot. Josh joined Costain in December and immediately got to work developing many building schemes. Andy Clarke, Framework Director for the South East Multi-Functional Framework, described Josh as a keen engineer who was “eager to learn and to have a little fun”. Andy added: “He was looking forward to getting out onto site and was a popular member of the team. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Josh’s family and friends.” Other colleagues paying tribute included Dyer & Butler’s Tyler Lugg, who said: “I’ll always remember [Josh] working on the railway, teaching me the way, helping me with everything I ever needed.” Liam Hale, a former VolkerFitzpatrick colleague, described Josh as “the perfect gentleman”.


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SANCTUARYZONE KEY FEATURES INCLUDE:

• A robust frame weighing only 22kg • 660m high for optimum operator protection • Sacrificial steel structure protects operator and machine • Tamperproof security fixings stop unauthorised removal • Fully adjustable for easy fitting on or off site • Prevents crushing when working at height • Doesn’t impede work activities • Works on all major manufacturers’ machines Currently the frames are attached retrospectively. However, in the future, manufacturers may include them as an integral part of the machine’s design, as well as devices for other safety machines including scissor lifts.

SEEKING SANCTUARY

They’re terrific for working at height but their safety record is not the best. Now a new bit of kit is making life safer for cherry picker operators Always comply with the Lifesaving Rules


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BETWEEN 2003 and 2009, six workers were killed while using cherry pickers. They died either from crush injuries or asphyxiation, often falling onto controls and being pinned against an overhead obstruction. Several more suffered serious head injuries after striking part of the structure being worked on. Since then, a number of devices which can be retrofitted to cherry pickers have been developed offering greater protection to operators. Engineers at Effingham Junction are using one such device to increase safety while replacing the depot’s roof. Called ‘SanctuaryZone’ it is a steel structure that prevents the machine operator from being crushed. It fits on to, and projects above,

the cherry picker’s platform to give extra protection. Martyn Grout, Assistant Site Manager for Osborne, said: “The SanctuaryZone has an arm which comes out like a fan and stops the cherry picker’s basket from coming into contact with the wall or structure and therefore prevents crushing. “Operators like it because not only is it safe, it does not get in the way. It lets them get on with their work.” In addition, the angled steelwork helps keep safety netting away from the operator, preventing snagging. SanctuaryZone was developed by WorkZone which worked closely with the Health and Safety Executive in its development, subjecting it to rigorous and exhaustive trialling in the process.

SAFE ZONE: THE STEEL STRUCTURE PROTECTS THE OPERATOR

DECONTAMINATION

The Effingham Junction job involves replacing the depot’s asbestos roof: “It was built in 1926 and the trusses in the metalwork have only been cleaned or painted once or twice during that time,” said Martyn. Over the years, dust had collected on the flat surfaces of the roof structure. The dust was tested and found to be contaminated with asbestos fibres “Our job was to completely decontaminate the area before anyone else could go up there,” said Martyn. The task was carried out over 20 nights with background monitoring/testing to ensure the area worked on was safe to re-occupy the next day.”=

and stop work if it cannot be done safely

Health check DETECTING SKIN CANCER

STEVE Cordwell considers himself a very lucky man. He has developed malignant melanoma (skin cancer) twice and, on both occasions, early diagnosis has saved his life. Steve, Head of Business Development (Rail) at McNicholas, now has two very clear messages: regularly check your skin and protect yourself properly from the sun. “Unfortunately, melanoma has no obvious symptoms,” he said.“It is all about noticing changes on your skin, such as moles that develop an unusual shape or colour.” Frustratingly, these moles often appear in hard-to-see places. The first time, Steve’s GP noticed a mole on his back during a routine examination. On the second occasion, a mole developed on the back of his arm. After seeing a dermatologist on both occasions, Steve was told the moles were malignant. PAINFUL “In moles, there are two types of malignant melanoma. The first spreads on the skin and the second goes into the body,” he said.“Mine have been the latter and they caught it early. If they go in less than a millimetre, there is a 90 per cent chance you’ll survive for the next ten years.” On each occasion, two painful and intrusive operations followed to remove the affected areas. Steve’s condition means regular self-check ups, as well as appointments with specialists checking for potentially fatal secondary effects. He also has a dedicated skin cancer nurse on hand to answer any concerns. Particular attention must be made to ‘lymph’ areas of the body like armpits, neck and groin, which are particularly susceptible to the secondary effects of melanoma. Steve has always been fair-skinned and light-haired which has made him more susceptible to the harmful effects of the sun. “It can develop in childhood and lie dormant for years,” he said. SENSIBLE Melanoma is an issue for people who work outside during the summer months and Steve stresses the need for everyone to be sensible. “I’ve just come back from Florida but I keep well covered up,” he said. “I am very, very careful and use nothing less than factor 30 sun screen and completely block the areas of my body where I have scar tissue. “I consider myself to be very lucky,” said Steve. “I was told that – particularly the first time – if it went another couple of months undiagnosed then the mole would have gone into the next stage and made my long-term survival chances much lower. That puts everything into perspective. “I was lucky in that the doc spotted it and I got it checked, but also thankful for the professionalism and dedication of my local dermatology specialists who have provided excellent care and sound advice on things to look out for on a regular basis.”


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kIT IN

CLOSE-UP

What you wear – and how you wear it – can be the difference between a job well done and a serious injury. In each issue, we’ll focus on one piece of PPE and reveal some of the science behind the safety.

THIS IS UNSAFE TRAIN ALERT VolkerFitzpatrick colleagues and sub-contractors stopped working following a safety breach at Felixstowe. The workers were undertaking design and ground investigation works, within a rail renewals possession, when, without warning, an engineering train approached. The train was stopped in good time and the Volkers work group moved to a position of safety but, because the agreed safe system of work had failed, it was agreed to suspend the operation with the full support of the off-site senior management team.

SAFETY NOT ASSURED Yogesh Bhatt, Shift Supervisor, One Team Wessex, won praise after cancelling work he deemed unsafe. Yogesh’s team planned to undertake survey works ahead of strengthening works for New Barn Bridge near Gomshall on the Guildford to Gatwick line. Upon arrival, Yogesh was not satisfied that sufficient preparations had been made and felt the team would be put at risk if the work went ahead. After consulting with Steve Paul, Possessions Manager, Yogesh cancelled the work and stood the team of eight down. NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE Scott Bicknell, Project Manager for McNicholas, stopped a shift from starting at Sunningdale, when it was identified that the safety critical paperwork wasn’t fit for purpose.

your limit

Hard-hitting

When a watermelon came into contact with a scaffolding joint, there was only going to be one winner….and it wasn’t the watermelon, which was quickly reduced to pulp. Moments earlier, the same watermelon had remained intact when covered by a hard hat – a stark demonstration by one of the UK’s leading PPE suppliers of why hard hats are so important.

If it’s not safe, we shouldn’t work. Here’s a regular look at jobs which have been suspended following safety concerns:

The team would be put at risk if the work went ahead

Need to know –

Contractor and Network Rail drivers are still being hit with penalties for breaking the speed limit for the class of vehicle they are driving. Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) greater than 2,000kg are subject to a lower maximum speed limit when on single and dual carriageways. That covers ALL current vehicles used on the South East Route, with the exception of cars and the Vauxhall Combo van. For vehicles over 2,000kg (and up to 7,500kg) the maximum speed limits are: Built up areas: 30 Single carriageways: 50 Dual carriageways: 60 Motorways: 70 (60, if towing) Remember – even when the national speed limit sign is displayed, the above limits still apply.

TALKING HEADS THE HAT you wear has to comply with stringent British and European standards and undergoes a series of tests before being passed fit for purpose. These include dropping heavy weights on to the hat from different heights and, depending on the mod-

el, different angles. To pass, there must be no more than five kilonewtons of pressure at the neck during impact. A similar test with a heavy spike ensures the hat will protect the wearer from sharp objects. Helmets made here don’t just meet the standard, they exceed it by some distance and this testing programme continues during the product’s lifetime.

GLASS ACTS

There are three main European standards covering industrial safety hats:

dustry. These must comply with a series of physical, performance, marking and testing requirements

EN 812 Industrial Bump Caps – to protect wearers against striking their head on stationary objects

EN 14052 High Performance Industrial Helmets – relates to helmets intended to provide the wearer protection against falling objects and side impacts, and against the consequential brain and neck injury.

EN 397 Industrial Safety Helmets – covers helmets for general use in inIN EACH issue of The Shield we handover a pair of Bollé safety glasses to colleagues who have made an outstanding contribution to safety where they work. Paul Elsdon of Costain (pictured, far left), was commended for presenting his site in an extremely tidy condition. Paul was also praised for his work liaising with the local schools about being safe around the site at Kent House Road in Beckenham, South London. Wayne Badman, a Construction Manager for Network Rail, presented Osborne’s Paul Morris with safety glasses after Paul stopped him walking on to a site in Andover without his hard hat.

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Wayne said: “It was a little embarrassing for me, but better than not going home safe.” Has your colleague made an outstanding contribution to safety? If so get in touch… shield@networkrail.co.uk


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ON SITE

Span-do attitude

Mud, height and heavy lifting make construction of new viaduct a challenging project

TOM PUXLEY, SECTION ENGINEER “One of the biggest issues we’ve had was managing the water. It was a much bigger challenge than we had anticipated and definitely not very enjoyable in the bad weather back in February. It’s also part of my role to look after health and safety on site. I write risk assessments and make sure that are implemented and adhered to. We do a lot of ALO (adjacent line open) working, so we have to be very careful that the cranes and excavators don’t get too close.” Most important piece of safety kit: “Safety glasses. I used to find them a pain but now I realise the importance of keeping your eyes protected.” If I could change one thing: “I’d try and find a safe glove which is more practical for detailed work.”

CLINT JAMES, STEEL FIXING FOREMAN “As the title suggests, I make sure all the steel goes in the right place. I check everything as it comes in make sure it corresponds with the plans and if there are any issues I work with the engineers to find a solution. Before I go on to a section, it’s important the guy who sets out the concrete blinding tells me it’s clear to work on and there are no hazards. That can be as simple as making sure there are no holes I don’t know about.” Most important piece of safety kit: “My boots. Thirty years ago we worked in trainers and we were often treading on nails.” Best safety improvement in recent years: “As well as the PPE, sites are much tidier – those nails we used to tread on are cleared away now!”

CHRIS RUTHERFORD, SITE OPERATIVE “I’ve got an NVQ in formwork, which includes things like carpentry and concreting. I’m one of the team who have been here from the beginning of the project. Weather and the water have been big challenges – the job’s never easy when you are up to your knees in mud. Almost everything can be a danger on a busy site like this so you have to keep vigilant. We’ve done quite a bit of working at height – not just on the bridge itself but at ground level working next to some deep holes.” Most important piece of safety kit: “Gloves. I do a lot of hands-on work.” Best safety improvement in recent years: “There’s a lot more job-specific PPE.”

MICK WAITE, JOINER “I’ve been helping put together the pre-cast units to make the new platform. It will weigh about 1,500 tons when it’s finished so we have to make sure the structure is sound and perfectly aligned. We are lifting some big lumps of concrete, the lightest is two tons, so we have to make sure all the chains and straps are secure and that no one is standing underneath. It’s a busy site and space is tight so everyone has to keep communicating.” Most important piece of safety kit: “All five bits of PPE: hat, boots, glasses, hi-vis, and gloves.” If I could change one thing: “I would improve the gloves. The current Cut 5s are not easy to use for carpentry.”

TIM KELLEHER, ASSISTANT ENGINEER “Much of my work involves surveying on site but I also do quality monitoring, for example on the piling using the BIM 360Field App, and I write task briefings.“Because we are working between the old and new bridges, getting the surveying control points to read off is difficult. It takes work to ensure the readings are accurate. We work at height so we need to make sure we have working platforms in place, with edge protection.” Most important piece of safety kit: “Glasses. As a surveyor it’s important to protect my eyes.” If I could change one thing: “There could sometimes be a more joined up approach to senior visitors on site, making sure each one knows what’s already been covered in the previous visit.”

PROJECT BRIEF

DURING a 76-hour blockade over the August bank holiday, engineers will demolish an old iron viaduct near Pulborough in West Sussex and hoist a new concrete structure into its place. That’s a challenging job, made possible thanks to months of complex preparation work. Sven Heuten, Site Agent for BAM Nuttall, said: “The first

job was to build a new road to get to the site and then create a temporary structure to work on. The viaduct crosses a flood plain which has created many challenges. We diverted a watercourse into a culvert before work could begin and then we used a system of pumps to manage the flow of water.” A team of between 20 and 25 operatives then installed

new piers and abutments underneath the existing viaduct so that the new deck can be driven into place using a SelfPropelled Modular Transport (SPMT) unit. “Working at height and plant movement are the two main safety considerations,” said Sven. “Preparation, and having a good team around you, is key to everyone’s safety on site.”

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RAIL LIVES

NOT SAFE AS HOUSES It’s not just on track where we need to be safety conscious

The support I received was fantastic

ON THE MEND: HEATHER DYSON

IT’S A curious thing that while we take safety extremely seriously at work, our high standards can slip when we get home. Take Heather Dyson, who is the first to admit that taking her eye off the ball at home led to a fall resulting in torn ankle ligaments. Heather, Network Rail Team Organiser Infrastructure Projects Southern, who lives in an old cottage, was walking upstairs with her hands full when she missed a step and fell backwards. She takes up the story: “I landed at the bottom of the stairs with my left foot caught

underneath me. I tore the ligaments. We’ve lived in the cottage for 15 years, everything was completely familiar but it was a typical lapse in concentration. “At first, I thought I’d sprained it or just twisted it awkwardly. My husband helped me upstairs but the next morning I was in a lot of pain. I saw my doctor and spent a couple of days resting at home.” Anxious not to let her colleagues down, Heather wanted to resume duties as soon as possible so arranged with her line manager, Paul

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Devoy, to work from home. “Driving or getting to work was an impossibility,” she said. “But I could sit resting my foot and still use my laptop so I was able to link to the server and my email and work that way.” Heather worked from home for four weeks and stayed in regular contact with her colleagues. “The support I received was fantastic,” she said. “My manager was in contact with me all the time. Not once did I feel isolated.” After being assessed by BUPA, Heather re-

turned to work, initially on a four day week before returning to full-time duties. Though still not fully fit, Heather is on the mend. Now she is a passionate advocate of everyone extending their attitude towards health and safety from the workplace to the home. “I think we are definitely more safety conscious at work and, of course, that is a good thing but we need to be the same at home,” she said.“I won’t walk upstairs with my hands full again – and I will make sure I always hold the banister.”

DO YOU and your colleagues fancy a night out courtesy of The Shield? We’ve got 10 lots of £50 vouchers for Tex Mex chain Chiquito which one lucky winner will be able to use on dinner for themselves and nine colleagues at a nearby Chiquito restaurant. www.chiquito.co.uk

Southern, Waterloo General Offices, Waterloo Station, London, SE1 8SW. The winner will be drawn from correct entries. Closing date is 20 September 2015. Q1: What is the name of the cherry picker safety cage recently used at Effingham Junction? Q2: What is the Network Rail speed limit for vehicles greater than 2,000kg on single carriageways in a non-built up area? Q3: What do the initials SPMT stand for? (Hint – see p7)

How to enter To enter, send your answers to the questions below to shield@ networkrail.co.uk, including your name, job title and company and a daytime contact number. You can also post your entry to: Marsha Gray, Infrastructure Projects

Going for a spin Congratulations to Bernard Kilcoyne (Osborne) and Grant Warren (Caztec Group), who won the supercar spin prize in the last issue of The Shield. T&Cs

Winner will be asked to supply names and email addresses of 10 team members before the prize is redeemed. Further Chiquito T&Cs may apply.

What do you think? Get in touch – shield@networkrail.co.uk

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The Shield – August 2015  

The paper for rail people in the southern region

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The paper for rail people in the southern region

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